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Luis Valdez to Speak at Skagit Valley College

Apr 1, 2024

Skagit Valley College is launching a new President’s Spotlight Series to host lectures, events, concerts, and more by influential and important leaders, artists, innovators, and icons to engage with its campuses and local communities. The first event in the series brings playwright, screenwriter, film director, and actor Luis Valdez on Wed., April 24, at 7 p.m. in McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center.

General admission to the event is $25, while SVC students are free with an ID.

Valdez is known for his work on the play Zoot Suit, the film La Bamba, and the creation of El Teatro Campesino, a theater company that supported farmworkers during the Delano grape strike in 1965 alongside Cesar Chavez. Valdez is committed to farmworker rights and showcasing social justice and equity through advocacy in the agricultural labor movement.

Luiz Valdez, playwright and screenwriter
Luiz Valdzez; playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor.

“Bringing Luis Valdez to Skagit Valley College aligns with our commitment to promoting diverse voices and fostering dialogue around social justice and equity,” said SVC President Dr. Christopher Villa. “His pioneering work in theater and advocacy for farmworker rights inspires us to engage critically with issues affecting our communities. We’re honored to host such a distinguished artist and activist.”

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts and Conference Center is located on Skagit Valley College’s Mount Vernon campus at 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.

Students should go to the McIntyre Hall box office to get their tickets. For more information on Valdez and this event, visit skagit.edu/spotlight-series.

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